Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown with mahogany edges and a light head. Roast malts and lots of allspice in the nose. The allspice completely destroys anything else in this beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark with minimal head. Aroma was light spice. Quite a lot of abv and not much flavour on this one. Some noticeable spice but otherwise thinner.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught) Sampled at Dix X-mas Xtreme Caskival 2007. Pours near headless body. Strong English hard candy aroma. Sweet with a very vanilla and strange spiced finish. Caramel stands out at the end.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown, no head. Aroma is a mixture of vanilla and allspice with the beer aspect subsumed. The vanilla/booze note rather muddies the stout on the palate...and the stout may be getting a little long in the tooth at this point anyway.